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What is the difference between snowmen and snow women? Snowballs! It’s countdown to Christmas thread 5!

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SideOrderofSprouts Thu 09-Nov-17 23:23:02

45! ( from midnight. Three glasses of wine and a tub of pringles means I’m falling asleep!!)

FridgeCut Thu 09-Nov-17 23:30:39

This thread we are all pretty normal! I was listening to carols earlier, it was wonderful smile

TheWoollybacksWife Thu 09-Nov-17 23:39:22

I'm up with earache and doing a bit of crochet and can't decide what episode of Poirot I should download and watch. I fancy watching Murder on the Orient Express to contrast with the film version I watched at the cinema last night (well acted but lighthearted) BUT I could also watch Hercule Poirot's Christmas. Decisions, decisions. 🎄

NoWordForFluffy Fri 10-Nov-17 07:01:36

Great title, Sprouts!

Loved your embossing, Fridge!

Woolly, I hope your ears are better soon; earache is grim. Which Poirot did you go for?

Minster2012 Fri 10-Nov-17 07:04:08

Checking into to snowballs thread 🎅🏻⛄️

TheWoollybacksWife Fri 10-Nov-17 08:21:17

I went for Orient Express and slept through most of it blush

NoWordForFluffy Fri 10-Nov-17 08:21:45

Sounds like me with most films! 😂

HairsprayBabe Fri 10-Nov-17 08:37:46

Hello all!
Thread 5! I can hardly believe it!

BiddyPop Fri 10-Nov-17 09:35:59

Wow ! Thread 5!

I'm hoping to catch up over the weekend. Far too busy a week . But I managed 20 minutes in a shopping centre yesterday getting much, so grabbed the extra cards I need. (And got a pair of very light coloured but otherwise perfect hiking trousers for me at 70% off!).

This morning darted with a meeting in school (which was more positive than we feared!), another meeting as soon as I get to work on the bus, and an all afternoon meeting of our whole division. So I am looking forward to sleep tonight!

FridgeCut Fri 10-Nov-17 09:36:02

Wilf has been given his part in the nativity, Innkeeper 17 fgrin I will be purchasing his outfit from Sainsbury when they have 25% off in a couple of weeks, cheaper than making it. Making me feel very festive!

HairsprayBabe Fri 10-Nov-17 09:39:54

Inn Keeper is a great part! Well done Wilf!

My Brother was a roman soldier all throughout primary, except one year where they did some sort of dickensian style thing and he was "an orphan"

BTW I very much want to refer to your children as "Mini Fridge" <grin>!

FridgeCut Fri 10-Nov-17 10:17:27

Ha! Love it, MiniFridge 2 (angel Gabriel) is loudly watching Mr Tumble. If he doesn't get to play Gabriel at school I will go bat shit.

SideOrderofSprouts Fri 10-Nov-17 10:36:56

My female sprouts have only ever been angels. Blonde and blue eyed type casting. Shame they can’t be at home 🙄😂

FridgeCut Fri 10-Nov-17 10:46:04

Gabriel has long blonde hair and blue eyes. I am cultivating his locks for future nativity performances. It never occurred to me when DH chose his name (I wanted Octavius or Ezra) that he was conceived at Christmas smile

HairsprayBabe Fri 10-Nov-17 11:02:19

I reckon he is in with a decent chance <former Gabriel speaking with experience>

BiddyPop Fri 10-Nov-17 11:20:45

TG our school, being multi-denominational, has never had a nativity and never will, so I've never had that angst of "parts" and costumes. DD has never been involved in the one in local church either (they have all the costumes, and any DC involved gets a selection box afterwards too!!) - we tend to go to the church further up the hill as DH's Aunt would usually be there too.

Beautiful sunny day here, but bitter cold wind reminding us that winter is here! I may get 5 minutes on the shopping street after Dr visit, while chemist fills the script I expect to get. (Chest infection - oh joy!).

BiddyPop Fri 10-Nov-17 11:22:35

Actually, I wonder is it too early yet to ask OYBBK or GlolriaSmud about Christmas forecasts (is either a Christmas nut or not?). I know it probably really is, but they may have some ideas from models about general weather around then - whether lots of rain or actually dry and crisp (even if not snowy).

FridgeCut Fri 10-Nov-17 11:23:31

Report back if you hear anything, I'll take dry and cold smile

FridgeCut Fri 10-Nov-17 11:24:08

And get well soon, my chest has been bad for a month now, so I know how miserable it is. Keep warm and take to bed when you can!

HairsprayBabe Fri 10-Nov-17 11:25:20

I work for the govt. agency most associated with flooding storms and bad weather, I will take a look at the long term forecast but we reckon that anything more than a week or two is very very difficult to predict!

HairsprayBabe Fri 10-Nov-17 11:33:24

I currently only have a forecast for upto the 8th of Dec but will keep you posted

24 Nov 2017 to 8 Dec 2017:
There is an increasing signal that high pressure will become more dominant throughout this period. This will bring a greater chance of colder and drier conditions, but also the risk of overnight frost and fog. There will still be spells of rain and showers as frontal systems move across the UK, but these will be interspersed with drier, colder and brighter days. There is also an increased risk of snow at times, more especially in the north. Temperatures look like being below normal generally, with an increased chance of frost through the period.

cookiefiend Fri 10-Nov-17 11:37:17

Gosh I think I missed a thread and a half. Started wrapping yesterday, though still have all the tricky presents to buy.

I am regretting downgrading our virgin package earlier this year as we no longer get Christmas 24/7 or whatever it was called. I miss the abundance of trashy made for tv Christmas films.

HairsprayBabe Fri 10-Nov-17 11:43:17

If you have true movies (available on free view) they are only showing Christmas films atm!

www.truechannels.tv/

BiddyPop Fri 10-Nov-17 12:41:37

Thanks Hairspray - that looks promising for the next few weeks at least!!

NoWordForFluffy Fri 10-Nov-17 12:43:56

I've got a month's free Sky films to activate on Now before 15th. I'm saving it up to activate on the last day to get more Christmas benefit from it!

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